Popular Lettings in Calpe
Highlights in Calpe
- The Great Rock
- Stunning wildlife and nature
- Ancient civilisations legacy
- A yummy mixed gastronomy
- The perfect unwinding spot
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Calpe
Divided in two areas by the big rock, you can choose from accommodation in the old part of town where the main shopping area is or, alternatively you can stay in the modern part, by the port, on the other side of the rock. Plenty of eateries to enjoy Spanish gastronomy, historic places not far from any holiday rental and loads of culture, entertainment right at your doorstep. Choose your rental in the heart of the city or admire the sea views by the beach.Stylish holiday rentals by the sea
Cosy and modern apartments or traditional, luxurious and stylish properties with marine decorations, soft colours and amazing views overlooking the Mediterranian will make your day, together with your morning coffee. Enjoy the views through your window, unwind in the comfort of your lounge and access the beach, within walking distance, for a fun day out in the sun. Take a dip in the private pools and have a wonderful siesta in the garden. Enjoy some family time, a celebration with friends or a romantic weekend at the best properties in Calpe.
Holidays in Calpe
The area and getting around
By the Mediterranian, on the Costa Blanca and originally, a fishing village, Calpe is now a popular holiday spot where tradition meets modernity. While the seafront is surrounded by new elements, the old quarter still keeps its roots, with Gothic and Roman ruins along the streets. Winds of change are here as they are kitting-out to welcome the huge amount of visitors. A new marina with lots of great seafood restaurants, luxury gourmet dining and open-fronted shops. Real Spanish tapas can be sampled at many of the bars and cafés.Sunny and lovely break on the Costa Blanca
As a coastal destination you will enjoy the many high quality beaches. Wide, long sandy extensions and pristine waters and many areas for children to play. These beaches are both sides of the famous gigantic granite rock towering over 600 metres high, the Peñón de Ifach. Being at the tip of Spain’s Costa Blanca makes it easy for you to visit many other neighbouring regions such as Benidorm, Alicante and Valencia, further along south. You can even go up to Denia and from there, reach the white island of Ibiza on the ferry! There is no excuse to keep waiting at home!
Travellers and activities
Ancient civilisations shaped the current town and we can still see vestiges of the old days. The old part of town preserves wide avenues dotted with modern buildings colliding with old architecture and structures. Iberians remains were found at the Ichaf cliffs and later on, the Romans established their salted fish trading. The Gothic Calpe Old Church was both a religious and defensive building back then that also served as a refuge when they were under attack. An example of military architecture can be seen at the ruins of Calpe Castle. A variety of styles blended over the years that has reached our days in order not to forget its past.Calpe for nature lovers
Besides the sea, the beaches and water entertainment there is plenty to do for those wanting to move their feet and keep active. Climbers and hikers will enjoy to get to the top of the rock and curious tourists will have a great time visiting the Calpe salt mines. The rock has a great influence in the formation of this humid area. Back in the day, the Romans provided salt to almost 40 towns around Calpe. Nowadays it is a Maritime Terrestrial Zone, declared in 1993. Admire the peculiar ecosystem of the area, its distinctive plantlife and the most admired of its inhabitants, the pink flamingo. Get surrounded by nature and wildlife at its best.
The Great Rock is a great climbing challenge by the sea and it was a former islet joined to the mainland by a narrow stretch of land, nowadays full of buildings.
Top 5 travel tips in Calpe
It goes without saying that this big rock formation is a symbol of the Costa Blanca and Calpe itself. This is a small nature reserve you have to hike up once in your life. Get to the top and get stunning views as a reward for the effort! What was once a landmark for sailors, it is now a famous tourist attraction, declared a nature reserve in 1987. Home to a diverse fauna and flora, you will enjoy the ascent to the top following the Red Route, starting at the Information Point and going up to the two main sections, a winding pathway leading to the tunnels, and the second part from the tunnel onwards. Get your walking gear ready!2. Head to the beach
Calpe is well known for its blue flag beaches lined with great seafront eateries for a great meal, nice cafes and bars to have a drink on those sunny days and many entertainment options as well as clubs where to get carried away by the beat! Enjoy the golden sands, the pure and turquoise waters and practice some water sports at any of the 14 beaches and coves along its coastline. On either side of the rock you will enjoy two fantastic beaches and near the port, Cantal-Roig Beach, where you can see the fishing boats coming in later in the afternoon. The biggest and busiest one is Arenal Bol Beach with a buzzing promenade where to have a little refreshment or a delicious ice cream. La Fossa, Puerto Blanco o Cala Morelló are also worth a visit!3. Attend a fish auction
Have you ever wondered why fish prices change so quickly every day? Every Monday to Friday at 5pm, when fishing boats reach the port in a certain order, the fish is put into boxes and then onto the conveyor belt. The interested buyers pay attention to the screens that show all the relevant information about it so when they find what they need at the price they want, they press the button and buy it. The rest of the fish goes to the Fisherman’s Association at a discounted price. Prices vary every day depending on its size and the quantity caught. Book your table and enjoy a fresh fish recipe today!4. A delicious taste of the old times
With so many civilisations living in Calpe over the years, they have left a trace in the gastronomy of the region. They combine both land and sea together with delicacies from the ancient cultures. The Mediterranian diet prevails using olive oil, veggies and fish. So, sample delicious rice dishes such as Arroz Negro (black rice), Arroz al horno (Oven baked rice), Arroz a banda (fish and rice stew), Arroz del Señoret (Princes rice) or the very famous Paella Valenciana. Finish your meal with a sweet treat try a sweet potato cake or the traditional Jijona ice cream (nougat). Wash it all down with the local wine “Jalon” or any other regional wine of your choice. Your taste buds will appreciate it!5. Relax by the sea
Believe it or not, one of the most traditional things to do in Calpe is sit at a beach side café to order a tasty café con leche or a La Mumba, hot or iced chocolate with brandy, while watching the crowds passing by, unwinding and getting a rest from the sun. Hundreds of people from all over, including locals, amble along the promenades, walk their dogs and might practice rollerblading or cycling. Can you think of any better way of watching the world go by without moving yourself? Whenever your feel like relaxing, here’s the thing to experience while in Calpe!